Latest JavaScript Trends, Frameworks and Tools to Look for in 2020

Latest JavaScript Trends and Tools

Latest JavaScript Trends and Tools

Latest JavaScript Trends

Latest JavaScript Trends and Tools to Look for in 2020

Things are evolving in the JavaScript world. As we transit from 2019 to 2020, you notice that you’re not with the older JavaScript platforms anymore. In today’s competitive web-dev market, either you stay on top of the current JavaScript tools and trends or you fall off the horse.

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is basically a client-side scripting language on the internet. That means the code for JavaScript or JS is written directly into an HTML page to be executed at the system of the users. When the page, containing JavaScript, is requested by the user, the code is downloaded into the user machine and then is executed as required. This can be used by programmers to automate simple tasks, make interactive pages, or even create web pages that behave like a whole software application.

New technologies are always emerging in the scripting game. If you’re not up to date on Vue, React Hooks or Webpack, you will feel cut off from the mainstream. However, only new technologies are not enough. Programming always gravitates towards standardization. Every day, new ideas and features come into the code pool, and the ecosystem changes with every new addition. Some of which can be bright enough to shake the whole foundation of understanding.

There is indeed someone responsible for tracking and standardizing all these changes – the TC39 committee. They have the authority to alter the specification of the ECMAScript and they operate by consensus. A new proposal is made for a new addendum. It is then drafted into precise syntax, then the candidate is processed via further feedback and trial inputs. Only thereafter it is released officially.

Observing the present market, it is marginally secure to say that the future of scripting lies in UI standardization and component-based modularity of web apps. The up-and-coming compositional ideals will affect styling, testing, and stage management, and will ensure the project is further modularized. This will include various styling and state management technologies like ES modules and web components. Many more are added to the list every day.

Let us have a look at what the new year (and probably beyond) is bringing us in terms of new JavaScript tools and trends. If you want to provide the topnotch web development services, these are the tools and trends you should adapt to:

1. Framework Agnostics Web Component

Some say this is the new face of JavaScript. And why wouldn’t it be, when this tech is independent of the framework? That’s right, you heard me. The FAWB can work with or without a prescribed framework – and that means standardization. Supported by modern browsers and free from JS fatigue, this baby has mind-blowing VDOM rendering because of their optimal bundling and minimal resource consumption.

The major API provided by these components is called Custom Element, which lets you create a personalized HTML tag or template and component-specific shadow DOM. The tools around this cool and crazy scripter are Lit-HTML/Lit-Element, SvelteJS, Bit, and StencilJS. They can let you create reusable components that you can share, develop and consume anywhere.

2. King of the Framework Hill

Who is to which framework will rule the JS ecosystem in the following years? No one is sure, but if the NPM downloads data is to be believed, you might want to bet on React. Hold your horses, though, because Vue is breathing on React’s neck, and in turn is closely chased by Angular. Who will win in 2020? Maybe you should go ask the framework-agnostic spaces who don’t give two rabbit tails’ worth about what framework they should run on. That’s going to leave a mark!

3. Component Reuse, Composition, and Isolation

With frameworks like Bit, you can instantly pack up and reuse one or some of your components in one project to another project. Not only that, you can make changes in both projects on the same components, and they can be synchronized! If you’re a team working on multiple similar projects using Bit, their component hub called can enhance your team’s code organization.

4. CDN and ES Modules

Using ES modules, which is the standard for working with modules in browsers, you can easily encapsulate functionalities into modules that can be consumed via CDN. After the release of Firefox 60, all major browsers will support ES modules and work is going on to add support for this to Node.js. You can attach this tech to your Bit resources and can create encapsulated standardized components for your projects, in the plural.

5. Component-level State Management

Projects like MobX are gifting something interesting from this perspective in terms of encapsulated components if you don’t go much for a global component store. Which might get obsolete in the coming years anyway. React is offering the new Context API and Hooks, which means you can bye-bye your third-party component libraries and manage the states at the component level.

6. Styling Composition of Components

In the coming five years, our component development system should include both logical and theming components which can be composed together in a Bit-like fashion. This forgoes the need for a cumbersome 3rd party library and your design system will be like a live, evolving creature. Combines with Bit, design tools like Figma will make the ultimate arsenal for styled-components.


So, this is an overview of the latest happenings in the world of JavaScript. These are the trends and tools you need to look out for in 2020 in order to prevent staying behind in the competition. These JavaScript tools and trends will help you create stronger web solutions that you and your clients will love.

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